Obama Appoints Obama Donor to Investigate IRS Targeting Pro-Life Groups

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 9, 2014   |   11:32AM   |   Washington, DC

It’s bad enough that the Internal Revenue Service was caught targeting pro-life, conservative and religious groups under the Obama administration. Now, President Barack Obama has appointed a political crony to investigate the scandal.

The IRS has been found to be targeting pro-life and conservative groups because of their positions and, this summer, a tape was released showing a disturbing phone call the Internal Revenue Service placed to a non-profit organization telling it to keep its Christian faith and views on abortion to itself.

Katie Pavlich of Town Hall has the details:

The woman heading the “investigation” into the improper targeting of conservatives by the IRS, is an Obama and DNC donor according to a new report published in Breitbart News.

Rep. Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder revealing new information that reached the committee on who is conducting the internal investigations at the IRS regarding the inappropriate targeting of conservative groups. Seeking an explanation as to why the FBI has been unresponsive to the committee, Rep. Issa noted that current and former IRS officials revealed Barbara Bosserman, a trial attorney within the IRS’s Civil Rights Commission, is leading the internal investigation.

Bosserman’s leadership raises all sorts of questions about the investigation’s fairness. Rep. Issa’s investigations revealed that she has been a loyal financial backer of the DNC since 2004 and has donated multiple times personally to President Obama’s two campaigns. Her personal donation total reaches $6,750 to both the party and President Obama.

“By selecting a significant donor to President Obama to lead an investigation into inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, the Department has created a startling conflict of interest. It is unbelievable that the Department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the President’s policies. At the very least, Ms. Bosserman’s involvement is highly inappropriate and has compromised the Administration’s investigation of the IRS,” Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday. “We request that you immediately remove Ms. Bosserman from the ongoing investigation.”

In a recent sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews at American University, President Obama brushed off the IRS targeting scandal as a bunch of whiny conservatives upset about a list after pretending to be outraged last summer when allegations of IRS targeting came to the surface.

“They’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged,” Obama said to Matthews.

IRS officials knew as early as 2010 that pro-life and conservative groups were being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.

James Dobson, the pro-life family advocate, disclosed that he was a victim of IRS discrimination because he spoke out against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

In one case LifeNews has profiled, a pro-life group was told it had to promote abortion and it eventually appeared before a Congressional committee to explain how.